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Fisch, Menachem

Overview
Works: 26 works in 84 publications in 4 languages and 4,179 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q175, 509.2
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Most widely held works about Menachem Fisch
 
Most widely held works by Menachem Fisch
Rational rabbis : science and Talmudic culture by Menachem Fisch( )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Talmudic culture is often viewed as bound by its traditions, both by people who accept the authority of the Talmud and by those who do not. In contrast to this view, Menachem Fisch maintains that a close reading of talmudic texts frequently reveals their authors as rabbis who, rather than conform uncritically to tradition, knowingly set out to expose and resolve problems inherent in the received traditions."--BOOK JACKET. "Rational Rabbis describes an essential similarity between Athens and Jerusalem - between the rationality underlying the enterprise of western science and that of talmudic reasoning. More than faithful curators of a static tradition, talmudic antitraditionalists saw themselves much as scientists might see themselves today - as intellectuals whose job was to find flaws in time-honored theories, and to act rationally to improve upon them."--BOOK JACKET
The view from within : normativity and the limits of self-criticism by Menachem Fisch( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Whewell, philosopher of science by Menachem Fisch( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Whewell, a composite portrait( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creatively undecided : toward a history and philosophy of scientific agency by Menachem Fisch( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper are believed by many who study science to be the two key thinkers of the twentieth century. Each addressed the question of how scientific theories change, but they came to different conclusions. By turning our attention to ambiguity and indecision in science, Menachem Fisch, in Creatively Undecided, offers a new way to look at how scientific understandings change. Following Kuhn, Fisch argues that scientific practice depends on the framework in which it is conducted, but he also shows that those frameworks can be understood as the possible outcomes of the rational deliberation that Popper viewed as central to theory change. How can a scientist subject her standards to rational appraisal if that very act requires the use of those standards? The way out, Fisch argues, is by looking at the incentives scientists have to create alternative frameworks in the first place. Fisch argues that while science can only be transformed from within, by people who have standing in the field, criticism from the outside is essential. We may not be able to be sufficiently self-critical on our own, but trusted criticism from outside, even if resisted, can begin to change our perspective at which point transformative self-criticism becomes a real option
Pirke Avot : timeless wisdom for modern life by William Berkson( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new edition of the well-known Jewish classic, Berkson helps us see that Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) is more than just a fundamental religious text ; it is also a compelling, contemporary ethical guide. Berkson looks at the individual sayings, or mishnayot, through the interpretations of the great Jewish commentators and also within the broader context of Western thought--through views found in the Bible, the ancient Greeks, the Enlightenment, Buddhism, Confucianism, and American culture today. The book's most important and innovative feature is its exploration of the relationship between the beliefs of the ancient Sages and modern psychology, particularly the key to good relationships: ethical conduct. The result is a book that goes far beyond the plain meaning of the sayings to explore their ethical, psychological, and religious significance for us today. Included are an extensive index, historical chart, glossary, and the full text of Pirke Avot in English"--Provided by publisher
La-daʻat ḥokhmah : madaʻ, ratsyonaliyut ṿe-Talmud Torah by Menachem Fisch( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Hebrew and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antithetical knowledge : William Whewell's theory of Science, its development and historiographical implications by Menachem Fisch( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il collegamento dei fatti: la nozione non necessaria di verità empirica di William Whewell by Menachem Fisch( )

in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babbage's two lives by Menachem Fisch( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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2 editions published in 2014 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rational Rabbis: Science and Talmudic Culture (Jewish literature and culture) by Menachem Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science naturalized, science denatured: An evaluation of Ronald Giere's cognitivist approach to explaining science by Noah J Efron( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Necessary and contingent truth in William Whewell's antithetical theory of knowledge by Menachem Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Who knows one? : an essay in autobiography by Harold Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Menachem Fisch : the rationality of religious dispute by Menachem Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Menachem Fisch is the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Chair of the Graduate School of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is also the Senior Fellow of the Kogod Center for the Renewal of Jewish Thought at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem. Trained in physics, philosophy, and the history and philosophy of science, Fisch has confronted epistemological questions and applied his answers to Jewish philosophy, integrating it into the larger discourse of religion and science. His work brings a creative combination of historical, philosophical, and critical insights to an analysis of Talmudic texts, thereby establishing a new and original understanding of rabbinic legal reasoning"--
Babbage's two lives by Menachem Fisch( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The making of Peacock's Treatise on Algebra : a case of creative indecision by Menachem Fisch( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ein Blick vorwärts in die Vergangenheit ein Fall für den historischen Nominalismus by Menachem Fisch( )

1 edition published in 1992 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fîš, Menaḥēm 1948-

Fisch, Menachem 1948-

Fisch Menahem 1948-....

Fish, Menaḥem

Menachem Fisch

Menachem Fisch filósofo israelí

Menachem Fisch filósofu israelín

Menachem Fisch filosoof uit Israël

Piyš, Mnaḥem 1948-...

Stettiner-Kramash, Orly, 1965-

פיש, מנחם

פיש מנחם 1948-....

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